Buckminster-Fuller never used
(As a rule) “*The* Universe”.
He thought Nouns shrouded what were Verbs.
“Universe” is what we do.
He gave us “Spaceship Earth” to spell
Out how our birth, and life, and death,
Each mouthful – food, or drink, or breath-
Stayed in a single Time/Space well.
Closed, save for sunlight, bounded round
As sleeping snakes might bite their tails,
At first glance, Bucky’s logic fails:
Our single chance, singular noun.
But from the other point of view:
“Earth” is what we Earthlings do.
by Neil Rhind (A snake)
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